Archive for: April, 2010

April 29, 2010

Kentucky Derby Cookies

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes
How cute are these Kentucky Derby cookies that Bakerella created after finding the original recipe in Julia Usher’s book Cookie Swap? These were initially intended to be Easter bonnet cookies, but can easily be used for Kentucky Derby bonnet cookies as well. Check out the step-by-step directions here or better yet, pick up the book here for loads of cookie inspiration. Make these at your Kentucky Derby soiree this weekend and I’ll bet your guests…
April 28, 2010

Princess Party Part II

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Kids
I’m back with some more details of our party with Brooke Shields for her daughter Grier. Yesterday, I posted the princess dessert table that we created for the birthday gal. Below are some details of the cute decor for her princess party. Since you all love behind the scenes pics, I’ve included some below as well! Since it was a party for 4 year olds, the party decor was very kid-centered. At each place setting…
April 27, 2010

Princess Dessert Table Part I

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes, Kids
We had the pleasure of working with Brooke Shields to create a princess birthday party for her daughter Grier’s 4th birthday. The party was at one of my fave kid birthday venues called The Craft Studio in New York City. Grier is a girly girl and Brooke wanted Grier to feel like a princess at her birthday party. After all, what mom wouldn’t want her daughter to feel like a princess on her special day?…
April 26, 2010

Guest Feature Puppy Dessert Bar

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
Have you ever seen a dessert bar created for a puppy? Check out this adorable “meet the puppy” dessert bar that Kristy of Posh Pixels Design Studio created for her new puppy Ozzy. I love how Kristy made “for the humans” and “for the dogs” tags for her different guests. The puppies had treats like rawhides, biscuits and softies. I’m sure Ozzy was rolling over with excitement over all of these treats! Come back tomorrow…
April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day – Online Invites from Cocodot

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
Earth Day is upon us and I am very excited to share with you one of my latest online obsessions, which happens to be “green”. As an avid entertainer, I have been on an endless search to find a site that does beautifully chic online invitations – a high end evite that I can feel good about sending. Cocodot launched only a few months ago and I’m swooning over their online designs. With over 6000…
April 21, 2010

Birch Flowers

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds
During our trip to California, we stopped in to visit Torryne Choate of Birch floral boutique in Hayes Valley, San Francisco. Torryne’s beautiful boutique is filled with unique arrangements and the dramatic black store also boasts a wall of imported magazines. Here is a peek at the arrangements in Torryne’s shop. It was so lovely that I had to share. Now if only you could smell how beautiful it is in there. If you’re in…
April 20, 2010

On the Road with Amy Atlas Events

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
We just came back from an amazing event in Carmel Valley and I’m here today to show you some behind the scenes pictures from our sweet journey. Out of respect for the client, I am not showing event decor details of the wedding or the dessert table, but I know you all love the behind the scenes shots. Being on this trip was somewhat like a reality show. I was there with Lisa, Eric and…
April 20, 2010

Better Homes & Gardens May Woman of Style

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest
We’re just back today from an amazing event in Northern California, but I’m here to do a quick post to share my feature with Better Homes and Gardens. You may remember the behind the scenes post at the Better Homes and Gardens shoot back in December. Every month, Better Homes and Gardens showcases a stylish woman in the creative home, food, garden, entertaining industries. It is a huge honor to be the BHG May woman…
April 16, 2010

DIY Grocery Store Dessert Table Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We’re headed to California today to create a dessert table for an event and I am currently blogging 35,000 feet in the air! This is a first! I was browsing my inbox in flight when I found an email from The Bride Scouts about a fantastic diy grocery dessert table they created. I often get emails about how to create diy dessert tables on a budget so I am so excited to share this post…
April 15, 2010

Vintage Bike Guest Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
How lovely is this vintage bike Mother’s Day tea party from Victoria Hudgins of City Cradle? Inspired by her own childhood memories, Victoria created this charming design for a pre-mother’s day brunch with her friends. In Victoria’s words.. “A rusty yellow bike reminds me of childhood more than any other item. The freedom of being able to ride for hours, and when the day was spent coming home to dinner, hugs and the loveliness of…
April 14, 2010

Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
We’ve been super busy at Amy Atlas Events. Our week started with a special project for InStyle and now we’re packing up for a party in California. In the meantime, I thought I would share some gorgeous images that Beth Helmstetter sent over to me. Beth styled a shoot with Steve Steinhardt that will completely charm you. This little dessert soiree would be perfect for a spring party in your very own backyard or garden.…
April 10, 2010

Behind the Scenes at Amy Atlas Events

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes
We’ve been really busy getting ready for some events next week, but I thought I would leave you with some behind the scene shots of us getting ready. Have a wonderful weekend!…
April 08, 2010

Brides Magazine Part III – Modern Citrus Chevron Table

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
Yesterday I shared the vintage dessert table that we created for Brides Magazine. Today I am back with the full shot of the modern dessert table that we created as well as some behind the scenes shots. For this table, we incorporated a bright citrus color palette of tangerine, lemon and lime with a modern chevron zig zag pattern. We made a ribbon garland, clementine centerpiece, as well as chevron patterned popcorn cups and favor…
April 07, 2010

Brides Magazine Part II – Vintage Birds and Blooms Dessert Table

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
Yesterday I shared the chocolate spice dessert table that we created for Brides Magazine. Today I am back with the full shot of the vintage table that we created as well as some behind the scenes shots. We incorporated aqua and magenta birds and blooms throughout the design of this charming table. We made feed sacks by sewing vintage fabric, made homemade preserve favors, and created a bird and bloom bunting banner. We worked with…
April 06, 2010

Brides Magazine Part I – Spiced Chocolate Dessert Table

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Scenes
Remember when I posted behind the scenes shots from our shoot with Brides Magazine over here and here? Well I’m here today to show you the first of three dessert tables that we created for them. We created a retro table, spiced chocolate table, and modern table for Brides Magazine’s May issue which is available today on newsstands! For this table, we incorporated spiced chili and naga curry infused truffles, rosewater malban, pyramid-shaped chocolates, sesame…
April 05, 2010

Guest Dessert Table Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
I am absolutely loving this guest dessert table created by Sarah of Style Me Gorgeous from Australia. Sarah created the table for her son Max’s baby naming and incorporated a lovely design of dots, elephants, and little birds for the party. I love all of the gorgeous paperie details, the pleated paper lanterns and background, the simple yet stunning design of the cake {with a felt elephant}, and the soft color palette. Thank you Sarah…
April 02, 2010

Last Minute Easter Ideas

By: Amy Atlas, in Kids
Are you still looking for Easter ideas? Here are a few crafty ideas/recipes for last minute Easter entertaining… I’m loving the Easter egg paper mobile from the pancake brunch shoot on Design Sponge this morning. The whole shoot is just stunning!How cute are these candy nests from Martha Stewart? Wrapping mohair around a bowl is easy for even the novice crafter and will instantly Easter-ize your plain white dishes.These rice crispy egg treats…
April 01, 2010

Retro Bike Inspired Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions
How cute is this retro bike inspired dessert buffet that Stephanie Frazier Grimm {of Couture Parties} created for her daughter Ellie? She made a favor board like we did for our pink and red dot birthday party. I love the bunting banner and pixie straws. Looks like little Ellie must have had the ride of her life at this party!…